Originally Posted by sahil0909
Wasn't burn-in a bigger problem with Plasma? And those were no where near the brightness of today's OLEDs. Actually reports of burn in are quite few compared to those who have never experienced it. The biggest concern seems to be image retention and not burn in, and tests show the 2017 oled's to actually be better at this than the 2016 ones. Anyways i really do hope they figure out a way to advance OLEDs even more and get rid of the issues. Because it's simply a beauty to behold
Not sure, the burn-in message thread is growing on this forum and other home theater forums. There is an interesting trend where a poster will report no burn-in after extensive gaming/pc use/leaving images paused etc., then a week or two later posting that he does have burn-in and now that he saw it, he sees it in most content.
Anything on the 2017 is probably moot because they have not been out long enough to show the problems. It seems most of the burn-in cases are on TVs hitting 1000-2000 hours. Some people are even noticing that the black bars pixel areas, where on OLEDs the pixel are not used, are noticeably brighter on full screen content than the middle pixels on 2016 OLED
that have logged over 1000 hours of movies on them. The hypothesis is that the pixels are aging so fast, that even after 1000+ hours, the middle pixels that are used in the movies look noticeably different than top and bottom pixels that where not used during those movies. The Sony OELD manual even warns against watching movies with black bars, recommending that you stretch the movie to not have black bars (the LG manual might also recommend that but I only saw the quote from the Sony manual.)
Both of those issues are why I recently returned a B6, on which I got a great deal. It had zero dead pixels and great uniformity but I was afraid of risking it (I would be sick if a year or so I had burn-in.) Also, during mean-time I would not have been able to enjoy most content as I would be worried it would cause a problem. Also, for HDR I was not overly impressed. My KS8000 has more of a "wow" look to HDR content that I did not get on the OLED
. The OLED
was fine, I just did not have the "wow" moments I had on KS8000 HDR content - again the brightness. Overall I preferred the uniform black levels, adn would have kept it if not for the burn-in risk but brightness really seems to be the key for HDR.